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Christmas in Algeria, 1956 (Verso), Shoot It! Christmas Card, Sent by Joseph McGonagle and Received by John Perivolaris on 21 December 2009

Christmas in Algeria, 1956, Shoot It! Christmas Card, Sent by Joseph McGonagle and Received by John Perivolaris on 21 December 2009

Manchester-Marseilles, 18 December 2009

Hi Joe and Ed,

Always a pleasure to meet up with you two.

By the way, I arrived home from Manchester to find the Shoot It! postcard of the Algerian swallow on my doormat. It had been mangled, creased, and distressed on its postal journey to me. All part of the poignant materiality involved in the transition from the digital virtuality of the iPhoneograph to the physicality of the postcard. While we’re on the subject of the haunting of the digital world by physical objects, I am attaching a Polaroid I made on my iPhone using the Polarize app. It was snapped yesterday at the moment we were trying to decide where exactly we might place Zinedine Zidane in the postcolonial world. Though we were freezing in Deansgate, our thoughts were in Marseilles.

All the very best,

John

Algerian Swallow, Shoot It! Postcard (Verso), Sent by Joseph McGonagle and Received by John Perivolaris, 18 December 2009

Algerian Swallow, Shoot It! Postcard, Sent by Joseph McGonagle and Received by John Perivolaris, 18 December 2009

Shoot it! Postcard (Verso) Sent by Joseph McGonagle to John Perivolaris, 9 December 2009

Shoot it! Postcard Sent by Joseph McGonagle to John Perivolaris, 9 December 2009